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  Reply # 827805 29-May-2013 15:59 One person supports this post Send private message

PaulBags:
hamish225:
jimbob79: Option to participate in the distribution of computing could be implemented.

During the time where the device is idle (i.e. during the night), it could participate in the folding@home project. The folding@home project is to help scientists to find a cure for Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson's, and many cancers.

More information here: http://folding.stanford.edu/

I have no idea how complicated this could be or whether it's even viable, but it is original and it has merit.

**Please vote for this one. **


I think this is the best idea yet!


If anyone lazy would like to go and vote for this, here is the link: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=155&topicid=119286&page_no=23#827689



If anyone is SUPER lazy and would like to vote for this, here is the link with BB Code: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=155&topicid=119286&page_no=23#827689

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  Reply # 828072 29-May-2013 23:59 Send private message

hamish225: OH i totally didnt know there was a limit, they dont read the meters though so how do they know if you use more than 700 litres a day?


As I said they only charge business users, or so it says on my households rates bill anyway. Perhaps we just don't see them check it, or businesses have an on site meter and it get checked on some regular schedule, I don't know. I wouldn't be surprised if they only ever checked it whenever they're having pressure/flow/whatever problems.

nicnzl: If anyone is SUPER lazy and would like to vote for this, here is the link with BB Code: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=155&topicid=119286&page_no=23#827689


:p, other boards I visit automatically make it a link if it's just a url. I supose I could have done it like this
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  Reply # 828495 30-May-2013 21:27 Send private message

Hi Guys

I found this new modem called Budii on
PC World (AU) website, it almost* looks like what everybody is wanting in a modem.

What are your thoughts? I think it could be used as bass design, add-on and improve to make it closer to the specifications of users of geekzone.

http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/review/networking_wireless_voip/iinet/budii_adsl2_modem-router/463077




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  Reply # 828504 30-May-2013 22:16 Send private message

^Wow. Impressive work from iinet. Cheers for the link.

edit: i am concerned about the android devices since i'm always skeptical of poor implementations of android, so i'd want to try that out first.

edit2: as expected:
Its home button is all the way at the top-right of the screen, while there are capacitive back and menu buttons at the bottom of the screen (these only light up when you tap on the screen). The tablet runs Android 2.3.5, but the icons that have been used for the interface look to be from Android 2.1 or earlier. The interface looks outdated because of this. But it's worth noting that this isn't meant to be a standard tablet. It's designed primarily with the Budii in mind. As such, it offers features such as intercom (so you can talk to the other phones in your system), voicemail, Fetch TV, and, of course, the iiNet app (so you can check your usage and access some Freezone content).

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  Reply # 828530 30-May-2013 23:13 Send private message

Didn't iiNet also make the "Bob" (AKA Orcon Genius)?

Unless they've *majorly* learned, I wouldn't go near it :p The idea of the Genius was nice, execution could have been better...

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  Reply # 828531 30-May-2013 23:16 Send private message

davcomnz: Full or at least half-bridge mode.

I ran a Smoothwall firewall and an Untangle server and finding a Telecom modem that could do half-bridge (to pass the external IP through to the Smoothwall) took some time. The DSL302G, DSL502T-Gen II plus some of the 2-Wire had half bridge but I remember having to d/l and blow the Oze version of the firmware to GET half-bridge available for the 302G !! Shouldn't have been that convoluted and often still awkward to locate or activate this mode correctly in those devices that purport to have it.

There are those that require an all in one solution, within the device being brainstormed, then there are those that need a more transparent device, and the firewall grunt work is done on a further device of choice. To supply a device with half-bridge then bypasses the need for many of the suggestions I've seen so far, because some of the functions would then be carried out on the downstream device of choice. It's a trade-off I guess.

We might need one of these devices for standard residential, another for business and another just for geeks ? (Either that or the geeks get to fiddle with their Raspberry PI's, Arduino/Funduino's or maybe even a Beaglebone Black ??)


This actualy would be the downstream device. As the broadband router of the future it needs to be a router/firewall/gateway that functions as an ethernet gateway that connects to an ONT. Setting up a cheap modem to bridge mode is a great way to handle ADSL until fibre or some type of wireless is connected a few years later, so thats why its broadband of the future.

Eventually when there is only ethernet you want a router with lots of functions to simplify your network and fit all that into some tiny cabinet some non-technical builder installed before they knew what a home cabinet was for.




Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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  Reply # 828533 30-May-2013 23:27 Send private message

Kyanar:
richms:
ChillingSilence: Fair point, quite possibly, but anybody who knows what a VLAN is and that they want two SSIDs running on separate VLANs is a geek. The first and top-most one is definitely a fantastic idea, but as you mentioned we're supposedly at the brainstorming stage, so I guess we'll see how this pans out.


But call it a "separate network for visitors to protect your personal files and computer" and most people will understand it and possibly want it. Advertising the technical BS behind a basic feature is where most geek types get unstuck, and not doing that is something that apple excels at which is why people consider their products "simple" despite itunes being one of the most frustrating horrid POS's out there.


This is exactly what the purpose of the suggestion is.  You've got your own private computers (or business ones if you're a SOHO) and you've got your visitors separated from your stuff.  I think most people would find it quite useful to be honest.


I still have an old ADSL router (now just used for testing), that allows a different "LAN group" and IP range for the 4 ports and wireless, and allows isolation between the groups. CPE seemed pretty underpowered, and started crashing when I tried setting up the QoS features. So its not a new idea but would be confusing for the average user to setup. A huge effort would need to go into user interface to get the best usability already, so lots of the greatest features would need to be implemented carefully.




Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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  Reply # 828593 31-May-2013 09:19 Send private message

Has the timing of this whole project been brought foward? The suggestions forum is now only open to voting.

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  Reply # 828624 31-May-2013 10:06 Send private message

jimbob79: Hi Guys

I found this new modem called Budii on
PC World (AU) website, it almost* looks like what everybody is wanting in a modem.

What are your thoughts? I think it could be used as bass design, add-on and improve to make it closer to the specifications of users of geekzone.

http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/review/networking_wireless_voip/iinet/budii_adsl2_modem-router/463077





No comments about the cost yet?




No longer working for Orcon.



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  Reply # 828644 31-May-2013 10:19 Send private message

CutCutCut: Has the timing of this whole project been brought foward? The suggestions forum is now only open to voting.


I think we have a good number of suggestions. We need these voted so I can make a list to get the top ones by Monday (which is a holiday)... Keep voting.





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Reply # 828912 31-May-2013 17:12 Send private message

I'm just an infrequent guest here so who am I to argue*, but, the terms seem to change more often than I change my underwear. The original terms implied people had up til the 10th to submit, now you want voting finished by the 4th. There was still fresh ideas being submitted just before the thread was locked, and not silly ideas like mine either. I hope Telecom take a more considered approach with the final product.


*(Not to mention the terms always said the terms could change)



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  Reply # 828913 31-May-2013 17:14 Send private message


The project forum will run from the 27th of May 2013 through until 5pm on Monday the 10th of June 2013. This forum will be a discussion where Geekzone users can post their ideas on the features they’d want in a great modem/gateway. Geekzones can use the [+1] buttons to vote up the ideas they like the best.

On the Tuesday the 4th of June – we’ll take the most voted on ideas and create a poll with the top features / capability / functionality suggested. Voting in these polls (and the discussions around the proposed features) will run through until Midday on Monday 10th of June – at which point the forum will close.

At the end of the forum the results will be passed to Telecom New Zealand where an expert panel will work through the submissions and confirm which elements will be implemented in the final build.


We are working as one week to gather the feature list and top topics, then a second week to vote on top topics to prioritise them. After that (10th June) we send this to Telecom.

No changes in timeline... Just follow the flow folks.




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  Reply # 828993 31-May-2013 19:47 Send private message

I had another idea but too late to submit... run some clustering software on the router so you can have 2 routers running in sync that can failover if required so that the 1st one can detect errors and reboot itself without dropping the connection. Was thinking about the reliability of the average SOHO router and a better option than scheduled restarts. Maybe a bit over the top for a home oriented device anyway so no problem :)

Also thought USB support for common UPS might be worthwhile, so router can shut down low-priority services when UPS battery gets low or email the user when UPS battery needs to be replaced. Most UPS now have USB link for updating battery info to a computer.




Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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  Reply # 829030 31-May-2013 20:41 2 people support this post Send private message

I'd personally just prefer one that was reliable, rather than an un-reliable one that can failover :p

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  Reply # 829044 31-May-2013 21:21 Send private message

webwat: Also thought USB support for common UPS might be worthwhile, so router can shut down low-priority services when UPS battery gets low or email the user when UPS battery needs to be replaced. Most UPS now have USB link for updating battery info to a computer.


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